This is a snack for good kids. Really good kids.
If you want your kids to finish their homework promptly, make their beds, or rub your back, say you're going to make Puppy Chow. or Monkey Mix. or Guinea Pig Poop.
--1 box (10.6 oz) Peanut Butter Panda Puffs Cereal
(if you don't have access to Panda Puffs, you can substitute Rice Chex, Kix, Cheerios, etc. and add 1/2 cup peanut butter to the mixture.) (but of course if you are gluten free you will stick to GF Rice Chex, and you probably have tons of Panda Puffs anyhow, so this is really a moot thought to share, but just in case.)
--1/4 cup butter
--1 cup chocolate chips
--1 cup dried cranberries
--1 cup almonds
--1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
--1 cup powdered sugar
--3 freezer size zipper bags
--parchment paper or Release foil
use a large (5 qt or higher) crockpot.
Put the chocolate chips and the butter into your crockpot. Turn it on low for about 90 minutes, or on high for about 45 minutes.
When chocolate chips are beginning to lose shape, stir in cereal, cranberries, seeds, and almonds.
Turn off crockpot. Spread out a big length of parchment paper or Release onto your countertop.
Add 1/3 cup powdered sugar into each zipper bag. Shake and bake about a third of the chocolatey cereal in each bag.
Spread out on the foil or paper to cool.
Thankfully we packed up half of this to send home with some friends, or I would have eaten my weight in it today. This makes a lot. The kids love it.
And. If you are wearing a cute new dress from Old Navy, you will get powdered sugar smeared all over, and you might be tempted to wipe the powdered sugar off with a Clorox Wipe so then you'll smell like citrus.